Sam Bachman is on his way. He just needs to achieve consistency with his changeup. He’s the Angels organization’s best pitcher who hasn’t reached the majors yet. Here is the Angels 2022 minor league camp roster.
The Angels allegedly have some sort of plan about housing the minor league players, although I have no idea what this guy just said.
Opening day for the low A teams is April 8 when Inland Empire will play Lake Elsinore. For high A it is April 8 when Tri-City will play Hillsboro. For AA it is also April 8 when the Trash Pandas will play Birmingham. For the AAA teams it is April 5 when Salt Lake will play Tacoma.
Topps just sold a 1952 Mickey Mantle card as an NFT for $470,711.50. An actual card would have probably cost over $5 Million.
It is getting pretty hard even to find any consistency in potential links about the CBA negotiations, let alone finding fun links that are about baseball itself. Either they are deadlocked or they are making all kinds of concessions. They either met Monday or they didn’t. There is a little detail available about the pitch clock idea.
The Portland Sea Dogs will be re-branded as the Maine Bean Suppahs for one night only August 13. For $30 total you can also get in on the all you can eat bean suppah that starts one hour before the game and lasts one hour into the game.
Pre-season games have already begun in Nippon Professional Baseball. The regular season begins March 25.
Left handed free agent pitcher Kwang-Hyun Kim is off the board. He just signed a four year deal with the SSG Landers of the KBO. He played for the Landers back when they were the Wyverns.
Bill James suggests changing the rules about how many two strike foul balls a batter can have before he is called out.
Here is today’s link about college baseball. (Baylor players greeting a kid with fist bumps.)
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